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Pediomelum esculentum (Large indian breadroot)
Wasowski, Sally and Andy

Pediomelum esculentum

Pediomelum esculentum (Pursh) Rydb.

Large Indian Breadroot, Indian Breadroot

Fabaceae (Pea Family)

Synonym(s): Psoralea esculenta


USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Fruit Type: Legume
Size Notes: Up to about 16 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Blue , Purple
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul


USA: AR , CO , IA , KS , LA , MN , MO , MT , ND , NE , NM , NY , OK , SD , TX , WI , WY
Canada: MB , SK

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Web Reference

Webref 26 - Minnesota Wildflowers: a field guide to the flora of Minnesota (2009)
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Pediomelum esculentum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Pediomelum esculentum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Pediomelum esculentum


Record Modified: 2022-12-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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